Varane Avashyamundu (Malayalam, 2020)

I got my wife a Netflix subscription for a month and the first thing we got to seeing is the Malayalam movie, Varane Avashyamundu (transl. Groom wanted). We had missed watching this in the theatres in February. The story starring Shobhana, Suresh Gopi, Dulquer Salman and Kalyani Priyadarshan and marks the directorial debut of SathyanContinue reading “Varane Avashyamundu (Malayalam, 2020)”

Ayyappanum Koshiyum (2020)

When AK released in theaters, our daughter and financial priorities meant that we decided to wait for the movie to release on an OTT platform. AK came out on Amazon Prime this Friday (March 13, 2020). We decided to watch the movie at home. We streamed it on our television set using Chromecast. The COVID-19Continue reading “Ayyappanum Koshiyum (2020)”

Review: Mission Mangal (2019)

I went to PVR Cinemas at Pune’s Phoenix Marketcity Mall to watch Mission Mangal on Friday, August 15, 2019. Being a self-professed space geek, I expected the movie to be a cringe-show. It was. Mission Mangal (2019) is a Bollywood movie inspired by the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM). The mission involved the Indian Space ResearchContinue reading “Review: Mission Mangal (2019)”

Watch “Where in the world is it easiest to get rich? | Harald Eia | TEDxOslo” on YouTube

From the text: “Counter intuitive as it may sound high taxes, generous welfare states and strong unions make it a better environment for people who wants to earn huge amounts of money than free markets, low taxes and minimal government” Sharing this talk since it is a contrary position to what I have experienced inContinue reading “Watch “Where in the world is it easiest to get rich? | Harald Eia | TEDxOslo” on YouTube”

The Mars Orbiter Mission story

Imran Khan has directed a short movie on the Mars Orbiter Mission and is now available on YouTube (trailer). The video helped me relive September 24, 2014 again. On that day, I watched Mars Orbit Insertion from Mumbai while my fiance (and now my wife) watched with her sister in Kerala. On that day, sheContinue reading “The Mars Orbiter Mission story”

Vikram-Vedha (2017)

(This is not meant as a review of the movie. There may be spoilers.) Vikram-Vedha found mention in today’s Indian Express which reminded me that I also meant to write about it here. Better late than never. This is how Shubhra Gupta writing in the Indian Express summarizes the movie. The article also mentions AngamalyContinue reading “Vikram-Vedha (2017)”